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Domestic prodcos stretched thin under talent crunch

As the production volume in Canada continues to surge, Sean Buckley, Daniel Bekerman and Vince Commisso discuss how they’re working around the domestic talent shortage.

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Daniel Tiger’s Neighbourhood grows with new licensees

Fred Rogers Productions and 9 Story Brands have inked a raft of new agreements and renewed a number of licensing partnerships for the preschool property.

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PBS Kids greenlights 9 Story’s Xavier Riddle

The animated series is based on author Brad Meltzer and illustrator Christopher Eliopoulos’ Ordinary People book series.

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Ira Levy on Breakthrough’s refocused strategy

The prominent Canadian producer discusses how Breakthrough is pivoting its production and development model following the sale of its kids catalogue to 9 Story last month.

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Spin Master’s Paw Patrol, Rusty Rivets among Nickelodeon renewals

The U.S. network also greenlit a second season of 9 Story Media’s Top Wing.

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Sinking Ship snags 17 Daytime Emmy nominations

It and 9 Story Media continued to make Canada a kids-content force to be reckoned with at the annual awards show.

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Deals: 9 Story, DHX, Blue Ant

9 Story Media sells more than 550 episodes of content internationally, plus more.

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Animators step out of the (service) shadows

With international demand for animation riding a sustained high, a growing number of service-based companies in Canada are cracking into the arena of original IP.

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Deals: DHX Media, 9 Story, Squeeze

DHX is expanding the Teletubbies brand into video games, Squeeze inks more international deals for Cracke, plus more deals.

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Deals: Indiecan, 9 Story, D360, UFE

Indiecan acquires various rights to three documentaries, including Michael David Lynch’s Victor’s Walk, Hulu picks up season one of 9 Story’s Camp Lakebottom, plus more deals.

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Deals: 9 Story, Bell Media, TVA

9 Story sends Camp Lakebottom to Latin America, Bell Media adds a comedy to its CTV midseason schedule, plus more deals of the week.

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Cancon exporters form industry association

Blue Ant’s Raja Khanna (pictured) is chair of the new organization, which aims to increase the visibility and export of Canadian TV and digital content.